TRURO PRIMESTOCK SHOW – 4th December
This year’s Show saw a fantastic entry of superb quality show cattle & sheep being sold by Lodge & Thomas in the Primestock Show marquee in Truro City centre.
Supported by a large number of local butchers, trade was strong with the prestigious Beef Supreme Champion being a Limousin x steer from Mrs. L. Calcraft of Honiton, Devon which sold for 310p/kg to Dales Family Butchers of Helston.
Reserve Champion was a Limousin x steer from the same farm which sold for 340p/kg to Pearce Butchers of St. Austell.
Local Champion was a British Blue x steerfrom Clare Withers of Probus which sold for joint top price of 420p/kg purchased by David Wilton of Peter Morris Butchers, St. Columb. The other joint top price was for Gail Ellis of Lelant with an Aberdeen Angus x steer bought by Brian Etherington Meats of Scorrier.
The Reserve Local Champion, a British Blue x heifer from Oliver Penellum of St. Erme sold at 390p/kg to M. Yates & Sons Ltd of Newquay.
The winning Supreme Champion Lambs were a pair of 44.5kg Beltex from Messrs. A. & A. Pedrick of Buckfast, Devon which sold for £210, purchased by J.V. Richards Ltd. of Perranwell Station.
Reserve Champion Lambs were 52kg Beltex exhibited by Messrs. G. & S. Renfree of Quethiock, Liskeard and sold at £190 to Pearce Butchers.